Neymar’s 21st-minute penalty gave Barca a 1-0 win over Sociedad. Barcelona has booked its usual passage into the round of 16 of the Champions League, sits pretty in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey after a first-leg win and trails Real Madrid by just two points in La Liga. Because Barca faces a talented Paris Saint-Germain in Europe – an unusually tough task at this stage, since the four times they’ve faced off in the last three years, they’ve tied twice and won once apiece.
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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has hit back at Cristiano Ronaldo's critics after pointing out that he also had some bad games during his days as a player at the Santiago Bernabeu. Yet, the France boss has backed the Ballon D'or and the rest of his side to react from the consecutive defeats to Sevilla and Celta Vigo ahead of La Liga clash with Malaga on Saturday (21 January). The Champions League winners remain at the top of La Liga table, one point ahead of Sevilla and two over Barcelona, and one game in hand. However, their flying start to the season has suffered two consecutive blows after they lost to Celta Vigon in the Copa del Rey only days after they saw a 40-match unbeaten run end